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Budget Analyst

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  • Air Force Test Center

About the Air Force Test Center:
The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

About the Role:
The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Budget Analyst (NH-0560-02) to work at the 412th Comptroller Squadron (412 CPTS/FMA) at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, CA.

In this position, you will serve as a budget analyst in the installation’s budget office, performing a variety of budget functions involving the formulation, execution, and analysis of budgets for substantive programs and support activities.

Application Deadline: 12 July 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)
Location: Edwards, CA
Typical 2024 salary range: $46,020 - $109,673 (includes locality)
Telework Information: Eligible for situational telework only, including Emergency and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prescribed “Unscheduled Telework.” (must reside in local area)
Travel Requirements: Up to 25% Travel possible
Incentives: This position MAY be eligible for a recruitment/relocation incentive. Specifics will be discussed with the Selecting Official.
Direct Hire Authority: NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Desired Skills:
- 2+ years of budget analyst experience is highly desired.
- Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with peers, mission partners and leadership personnel.
- 2+ years of budget/financial management computer systems experience highly desired.

Major Duties:
- Performs budget formulation work involving prep of detailed analyses of annual and/or multi-year budget estimates for assigned orgs/programs into a consolidated budget request
- Performs budget exec/admin work involving monitoring of obligations incurred & actual expenditures of a budget w/diff sources/types of funding such as direct & reimbursement annual, multi-year, & no-year appropriations; apportionment; allotments; transfer of funds from other agencies; revenue from industrially funded ops & refunds
- Devises & recommends adoption of procedures to implement budgetary processes/policies/instructions/regulations/fiscal law issued by MAJCOM, AF, & GAO
- Reviews/assesses long-term effects of budget guidelines, such as new/revised legislation/policy, Fin Plan, POM, etc., on assigned programs.
- Uses automated budgetary, accounting & finance & std operating software/systems & computer-generated products in accomplishing budgeting assignments

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain Security clearance
- Subject to Temporary Duty Assignment (TDY) approximately 15 days per year.
- This is a Financial Management Level 2 Certified position IAW the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management, Section 1599d. Incumbent shall comply with the requirements of this certification program)
- Knowledge of commonly used budgetary methods, practices, processes, procedures, regulations, precedents, policies and other guidelines
- Knowledge of mission functions, goals, objectives, work process and sources of funding pertinent to Air Force and installation programs/organizations/mission.
- Knowledge of sources of factual information about and related to processes of budgeting, such as that found in accounting reports, payroll records, work reports, or inventory and supply data.
- Knowledge of automated data processing concepts and systems capabilities to accomplish budget/funds execution tasks.
- Skill in the application of methods and techniques (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, activity-based costing [ABC], zero based budgeting [ZBB], amortization, depreciation, and pro-rating revenues and costs among customers) to analyze and evaluate the effects of changes in program plans and funding.
- Skill in formulating, justifying, and/or executing multi-year budgets for assigned organizations/programs.
- Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze data to prepare budget estimates, develop alternatives, and make recommendations to resolve budget/funding problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to justify, defend, present, and/or advise on budgetary processes/actions.

Air Force Civilian Service Employment Benefits:
Paid Time Off:
- 11 Federal Holidays off per year
- Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
- 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
- Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family

- Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
- 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching

Health & Wellness:
- Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
- Flexible Spending Account
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance, and Life & Disability Insurance

Work/Life Balance:
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Flexible Work Arrangements (dependent on position)

Career Development:
- Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
- Career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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